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Maidstone Borough Local Plan Consultation 2014 Sites for new homes


190 sites were submitted for potential house building during a call for sites last year. They were judged for sustainable location, ecology, highways, access to services, flood risk, landscape, heritage impacts, and adjacent uses. These ones have been selected for public consultation:


Bridge Nursery, London Road (165 homes)


East of Hermitage Lane (500 homes)


West of Hermitage Lane (300 homes)


Oakapple Lane, Barming (240 homes)


Langley Park, Sutton Road (600 homes)


North of Sutton Road, Otham (285 homes)


North of Bicknor Wood, Otham (190 homes)


West of Church Road, Otham (440 homes)


Bicknor Farm, Sutton Road (335 homes)


South of Sutton Road, Langley (930 homes)


Springfield, Royal Engineers Road (950 homes)


Haynes, Ashford Road (250 homes)


Medway Street (40 homes)


American Golf, Tonbridge Road (60 homes)


6 Tonbridge Road, Maidstone (15 homes)


Laguna, Hart Street (55 homes)


Barty Farm, Thurnham (125 homes)


Whitmore Street, Maidstone (5 homes)


North Street, Barming (35 homes)


Postley Road, Tovil (80 homes)


Kent Police HQ, Sutton Road (115 homes)


Kent Police Training School, Sutton Road (70 homes)


New Line Learning,


Boughton Lane (220 homes) West of Eclipse (35 homes)


Tongs Meadow, West Street, Harrietsham (100 homes)


South of Ashford Road, Harrietsham (70 homes) Mayfield Nursery,


Harrietsham (50 homes)


Church Road, Harrietsham (95 homes)


Tanyard Farm, Old Ashford Road, Lenham (155 homes)


Glebe Gardens, Lenham (10 homes)


Ham Lane, Lenham (80 homes)


Howland Road, Marden (55 homes)


Stanley Farm, Plain Road, Marden (170 homes)


The Parsonage, Goudhurst Road, Marden (200 homes)


Marden Cricket & Hockey Club, Marden (125 homes)


Hen & Duckhurst Farm, Staplehurst (370 homes)


Fishers Farm, Staplehurst (535 homes)


Old School Nursery, Headcorn (5 homes)


Ulcombe Road & Mill Bank, Headcorn (240 homes)


Grigg Lane & Lenham Road, Headcorn (120 homes)


South of Grigg Lane, Headcorn (55 homes)


Knaves Acre, Headcorn (5 homes)


Linden Farm, Stockett Lane, Coxheath (85 homes)


Heathfield, Heath Road, Coxheath (130 homes)


Forstal Lane, Coxheath (195 homes)


Vicarage Lane, Yalding (65 homes)


Hubbards Lane & Haste Hill Road, Boughton Monchelsea (20 homes)


Heath Road, Boughton Monchelsea (25 homes)


East of Eyhorne Street, Hollingbourne (10 homes)


West of Eyhorne Street, Hollingbourne (35 homes)


Great Place to Grow


Maidstone is proud of its countryside, ancient woodland and area of outstanding natural beauty. New developments will be required to deliver environmental improvements and respect listed buildings, conservation areas and heritage assets.


We have 2,800 hectares of ancient woodland, protected by national and local policies. The draft local plan looks to improve this, using a green and blue infrastructure strategy.


The Maidstone Borough Local Plan will give the council power to refuse development in unsuitable areas, protecting vital green space and countryside, and ensuring that development is sustainable and appropriate for the borough. It will provide strict controls on the type and design of development to protect landscape such as the area of outstanding natural beauty.


Broad Locations Three broad locations for housing growth have been identified - Maidstone town centre, Invicta Barracks and Lenham. Sites in these locations are not available at the moment, so development is not expected to come forward until the last five years of the plan, until after 2026.


Great Location


New developments will need new or improved infrastructure, including transport, education, open space and health facilities. An infrastructure delivery plan shows what is needed and where.


A draft public transport policy sets out to improve journey times and reliability to make bus travel more attractive. There is criteria for new and replacement park and ride facilities, and policies to provide a new service along the A229 Loose Road from Linton Crossroads. Improved bus services along the A249 Old Sittingbourne Road are proposed.


Measures to improve air quality are included. Proposals that will have an impact on air quality must incorporate appropriate mitigation measures.


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